Calderdale Archive Service Opening Times and Information

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WYAS Calderdale

Central Library and Archives

Square Road




Telephone: +44 (0)113 535 3050


Opening hours

All visitors are required to book their visit and order documents at least one week in advance.  Please do not travel to our building without having received confirmation of your booking.

Open days:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10am – 4.30pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10am – 4.30pm

Friday: 10am – 4.30pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Microfilm available

Archive service microfilm will be available via the Local Studies Library in the Central Library.  For up to date opening hours for the Local Studies Library please see the Library website.  


Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 3050 or by email to make an appointment. 

It may not be possible to retrieve all of the items you request for one appointment. Depending on the nature and size of the collections, the space available in the search room, and staff availability we may need to limit the number of documents you can request. Staff will advise you, at the time of booking, whether any document restrictions apply.

Public lockers for bags and coats are provided and are coin operated (£1 refundable).

Please read the office guidance before planning your visit. 

Group talks and workshops

A range of talks are available to groups and organisations who would like to find out more about our Archive Service. In our talks we aim to explain the work we do and help to raise public awareness of our collections and expertise. We offer many different talks, details of which and how to book can be found here.



No refreshment facilities are available but cafes are a short walk away in Halifax Town Centre. Toilets are available.


How to find us

Car Parking

Parking is available across Halifax Town Centre, including Eureka! car park on Discovery Road and Woolshops car park on Charles Street.


We are approximately 300 metres from the Halifax Railway Station.


We are approximately 500 metres from the Halifax Bus Station.